Monthly Archives: August 2013

“…silken lines, and silver hooks…”

Silk is just so rewarding to dye. It sucks up the colour, giving you beautiful clear tones and when it’s rinsed, dried and skeined, it looks a million dollars. Here are three silk skeins that I dyed yesterday and at … Continue reading

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Lots of irons in the fire

Back home from the north (also ‘home’ – confusing), and the horseshoe lace scarf is done. Finished Horseshoe Lace Scarf in Fyberspates Hyaline Silk Lace I’ve managed to decontaminate my copy of Sharon Miller’s Heirloom Knitting (bit of a stinky … Continue reading

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Silky Shetland Horseshoes

As I’ll won’t be able to do any dyeing for the next few days, I’m hoping to make some progress on the projects that need finishing before the Hallowe’en knit-a-long. On the needles at the moment is a silk scarf … Continue reading

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Boo Knits Mystery Knit-A-Long

If you haven’t seen any of the wonderful patterns from Boo Knits, then do yourself a favour – make yourself a coffee, put your feet up and browse through the photos of her work on Ravelry. The shawl patterns look … Continue reading

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Small is beautiful…

When you are starting off with dyeing, you probably have loads of ideas of what you want to try first – variegated, solid colours, dark, pastels etc. To stop your house filling up with newly dyed additions to your stash … Continue reading

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Tour of the Equipment: The Niddy Noddy

Ah, the niddy noddy. Possibly the most pleasingly named bit of kit there is. So what on earth is it? Well, this strangely shaped piece of wood helps you wind loose yarn into regular skeins, ready for dyeing or winding … Continue reading

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Since it’s still summer…

So here we are with my brand new blog about my new adventures with hand dyeing yarn and fibre. I’ll be showing you what’s in the dyepot, having a look at the whole business of dyeing with hopefully a few … Continue reading

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